Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 00:08 UTC
Microsoft It's late here, but we're having election night, and the two leading parties are currently tied seat-wise, with a 10000-vote difference. Anyway, it gives me some time to cover a major problem: Microsoft is at it again. The company has pushed an update through Windows Update which silently, without user consent, installs two browser extensions - one for Internet Explorer, and one for Firefox.
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A lot of software does this
by harcalion on Thu 10th Jun 2010 09:43 UTC
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I easily recall how installing Flash for Opera on Windows, installs it for Firefox, K-Meleon and a host of other browsers without my consent.

Also, Adobe updates will update all the plugins of all the browsers. I recall no hell gate opening because of this, except for Adobe's bugs.

Finally, maybe the curious reader of Windows Live Toolbar EULA can see that this crossbrowser update is present in that Agreement.

Bottom line: Don't install toolbars if you don't want extra software (wherever it may appear).

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